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Canada and Russia ready for today's gold-medal game

Shane Doan has a chance to be in this picture.Several years ago, the Canadian captain purchased a signed photo of Paul Henderson celebrating the goal that won the 1972 Summit Series and it still hangs in his Phoenix home today.

Doan is probably the closest thing to a hockey historian on the Canadian team that will play Russia in Sunday's gold medal game at the IIHF World Hockey Championship (TSN, 2:30 p.m. NT).

QUEBEC - Shane Doan has a chance to be in this picture.Several years ago, the Canadian captain purchased a signed photo of Paul Henderson celebrating the goal that won the 1972 Summit Series and it still hangs in his Phoenix home today.

Doan is probably the closest thing to a hockey historian on the Canadian team that will play Russia in Sunday's gold medal game at the IIHF World Hockey Championship (TSN, 2:30 p.m. NT).

He truly appreciates the rivalry and all the great games the countries have played against one another over the years.

"It's one of those things that you grow up knowing all that," said Doan. "You always hear, 'the Russians, the Russians, the Russians.' As a Canadian, to get a chance to play against them in the gold medal game is pretty special."

This game will be special on several fronts.

See FINNS, page B12

Organizations: Summit Series

Geographic location: Russia, Canada, QUEBEC Phoenix

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